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The Sport of Basketball. By Chase Gibson. The Founder . James Naismith invented basketball in 1891. He was an athletic director at a local YMCA in Springfield, MA. The first game was played with a soccer ball and 2 peach baskets used as goals. The Components. Dribbling.

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the sport of basketball

The Sport ofBasketball

By Chase Gibson

the founder
The Founder
  • James Naismith invented basketball in 1891.
  • He was an athletic director at a local YMCA in Springfield, MA.
  • The first game was played with a soccer ball and 2 peach baskets used as goals.
dribbling
Dribbling
  • It’s important when dribbling a ball to have your knees bent.
  • Keep your hand over the ball at all times with your palm facing the floor. Continue to bounce the ball continuously.
  • Always keep your eyes up to view the whole floor at all times.
shooting
Shooting
  • Always have your body aligned squarely with the basket.
  • Have your palm under the ball with the middle finger in the middle of the ball.
  • Your weak side hand will be on the side of the basketball to help guide the ball to the rim.
  • Have elbow in tight, aligned directly with the basket.
  • Follow through shooting the ball toward the goal where wrist and hand will be flexed in the air
  • Instruction available at www.shotperfect.com
passing
Passing
  • See who you are passing to.
  • Always step toward the person receiving the pass.
  • Ball should be positioned at the chest.
  • Release the ball.
  • Palms should be facing outward after the pass
defense
Defense
  • Object is to stay in front of opponent and prevent them from scoring, without fouling.
  • Have knees bent, butt down, chest out, arms out to the sides, and eyes following your opponent.
  • When opponent moves slide your body without crossing your legs to stay in front of them.
  • Prevent your opponent from scoring.
defense wins championships
Defense Wins Championships
  • When opponents points per game are limited to under 95 ppg. teams have higher winning percentages.
  • Based on the NBA.
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